|By Business Wire||
|December 16, 2013 06:07 PM EST||
What: The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and Hitachi, Ltd. have been conducting a Smart Grid Project in Hawaii since October 2011. A joint undertaking by the U.S. and Japan, the full-scale project demonstration will be launched at a formal ceremony on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.
WHY: On the Maui Island, Hawaii, a significant amount of the electricity supply is already generated by renewable energy. The goal of the Project is to verify cutting-edge technologies within a Smart Grid application and the utilization of large volumes of renewable energy already in place and the evaluation of contributing to smart grid standards and implementation of a low-carbon social infrastructure system that can be efficiently used in other sub-tropical regions.
WHO: Media is encouraged and welcome to attend this special Launch Ceremony.
WHEN: Date: Tuesday, 17th December, 2013
|9:00am-2:00pm Overview of Project and Site Tour|
|5:00pm- Opening Ceremony|
|(Photos of Special Guests start at 4:15pm)|
|Further details of the schedule will be given to confirmed participants.|
|Maui Island, Hawaii|
|Mr. Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, Executive Director|
|New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)|
|Mr. Koji Tanaka, Executive Vice President, Hitachi, Ltd.|
|All media attendance must be confirmed with those listed below.|